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Editorial: New bridge? After a century? Well, OK

Oregon legislators call them “Christmas trees,” bills such as this year’s $5.3 billion transportation package,  and there’s a reason for that: It turns out that these bills typically include shiny new presents for almost everyone. 66 more words


Work on new Van Buren Bridge could start in 2021

The Oregon Department of Transportation has $69 million to spend on design and construction of a replacement for the Van Buren Bridge, and ODOT officials say construction could begin as early as 2021. 39 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

A new drug problem: Linn County wrestles with relaxed law

Albany Police Lt. Jerry Drum brought a catalog of digital scales into Capt. Eric Carter’s office one morning in late July.

The two officers planned to order at least one precision scale in preparation for something they never had to do before: measure the exact amount of methamphetamine found on a suspect. 14 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Editorial: Test results pose a vexing question

North Albany resident Tom Cordier has been on a bit of a tear lately, addressing both the Greater Albany Public Schools Board of Trustees and the Linn County Board of Commissioners about what he sees as signs of big trouble in the area’s public schools. 50 more words


Giant cranes place trusses back onto Gilkey Covered Bridge

In July, two large cranes lifted 57 tons of timber trusses from the Gilkey Covered Bridge and gently placed the huge wooden beams onto Goar Road. 27 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Editorial: Progress in the fight against homelessness

The state last week released its biannual count of Oregon’s homeless, and although the numbers are interesting, they come with a batch of caveats that are worth keeping in mind. 38 more words